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LSE Director discusses his memories of Tiananmen Square

TiananmenLSE Director, Professor Craig Calhoun, appeared on BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking on 4 June 2014 to discuss his memories of the brutal crackdown of pro-democracy protests in Tiananmen Square 25 years ago.

Professor Calhoun, who was working as a professor in Beijing at the time, recalls some of his students taking part in the protests. He contends more attention should be given to the story behind the six weeks of protests leading up to the events on 4 June 1989.

Also on the programme, Dr Keyu Jin,  LSE Associate Professor of Economics, discusses being part of the generation who has grown up in the aftermath of Tiananmen Square. Dr Jin was in elementary school in China at the time of the protests and suppression.

Listen to the programme here: Tiananmen Square and Modern China